Or maybe better named, Butter Heads, can be seen this weekend at The Minnesota State Fair. If you are curious about 90 pound, 100% salted butter, sculpted busts (heads) you can see 11 of them at the fair. The models will be the finalists of the Midwest Dairy Association’s “Princess Kay of the Milky Way” contest. They have been carving the finalists’ heads at the fair since 1965 but butter statues have been part of the State Fair circuit longer than that. Since at least the 1890’s, when the dairy industry was trying to roll back the infernal, new margarine business, sculptures carved from solid blocks of butter have impressed consumers and fair goers alike.
Try attending the fair if you are interested in butter busts, 4H animals, fried fairway concession stand treats or a good time, but if you can’t and you want to learn how to do some food carving, you can join us at Smart Kitchen.com. Our forthcoming advanced level has some good carving topics.
*butter bust image courtesy of stuartspivak.com